What is SOLiD?
SOLiD stands for Student Organization Leadership Development. It is a more comprehensive and inclusive version of OLT (Organization Leader Training) and will replace OLT.
The Office of Student Engagement facilitates training sessions for student organization leadership that occurs in the fall semester before the academic year begins. This training provides tips and tools on how to lead your organization successfully throughout the academic year. This training is mandatory for student government recognized organizations.
The Student Organization Leadership Development agenda includes updating student organizations on process and procedure changes in the Office of Student Engagement that impacts student organization business, identifies resources that organizations need to know to be successful, outlines the annual re-recognition process and timeline, and highlights important policies and procedures. In addition, these training sessions will cover how to create and manage your new student organization profiles in BergLink.
Who can participate?
SOLiD is designed specifically for organization leaders, including Greek groups, registered student organizations, prospective student organizations, honorary groups, captains of athletic teams, and any other student leader on campus!
Who MUST participate?
Officers of registered and prospective student organizations. At least 2 but no more than 5 officers per student group.
When is it?
SOLiD takes place before the first day of classes in the Fall semester. All SOLiD participants will move back to campus and go through verification on Thursday, August 22 from 2-4pm.
Where is it?
SOLiD will take place on and around campus, mainly in Pfleiderer.
What is the cost?
There is no cost for participation. The Offices of Student Engagement and Campus Life are partnering to help make this happen!
What will the program look like?
Workshops, presentations by student leaders, small group discussions, individual organization planning time, team building activities, and more!
Thursday, August 22
2:00 - 4:00pm
SOLiD participants Move-in/Verification
Dinner, Assignments, and Guest Speaker Jamie Utt
Carmie's Grill and Bar
Friday, August 23
8:00am - 2:00pm
MOVERs (2 hour shifts in designated Res Halls)
2:00 - 6:00pm
SOLiD Part 1
Saturday, August 24
9:00am - 12:00pm
Wickham Great Hall
1:00 - 5:00pm
SOLiD Part 2
Sunday, August 25
6:00 - 7:00pm
T-Bridge & Involvement Fair
Campus Center Back Lawn
Tuesday, August 27
Convocation and Pinning
How do I sign up?
Registration is now closed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
In past, some student groups were allowed to return to campus early to help new students move in to their residence halls on the Friday before classes. This year, there are slight changes to this program:
1) All MOVERs MUST participate in SOLiD (Student Organization Leadership Development);
2) All recognized and prospective student groups MUST have at least 3 people attend SOLiD;
3) Student leaders will have formal leadership training, time to plan events and activities for the year, and collaborate with other student groups to share resources and calendars (so we don't have 17 things on the same night!)